|Melissa Marshall: Talk nerdy to me - TED.com|
Melissa Marshall brings a message to all scientists (from non-scientists): We're fascinated by what you're doing. So tell us about it -- in a way we can understand. In just 4 minutes, she shares powerful tips on presenting complex scientific ideas to a general audien
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; communication; engineering; science; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Bran Ferren: To create for the ages, let's combine art and engineering - TED.com|
When Bran Ferren was just 9, his parents took him to see the Pantheon in Rome — and it changed everything. In that moment, he began to understand how the tools of science and engineering become more powerful when combined with art, with design and beauty. Ever since, he's been searching for a convincing modern-day equivalent to Rome's masterpiece. Stay tuned to the end of the talk for his unexpected suggestion.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; design; engineering; TED2014; 2014
|Dennis Hong: My seven species of robot - TED.com|
At TEDxNASA, Dennis Hong introduces seven award-winnning, all-terrain robots -- like the humanoid, soccer-playing DARwIn and the cliff-gripping CLIMBeR -- all built by his team at RoMeLa, Virginia Tech. Watch to the end to hear the five creative secrets to his lab's incredible technical success.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; AI; engineering; robots; science; technology; TEDxNASA; 2009
|Frederick Balagadde: Bio-lab on a microchip - TED.com|
Drugs alone can't stop disease in sub-Saharan Africa: We need diagnostic tools to match. TED Senior Fellow Frederick Balagadde shows how we can multiply the power and availability of an unwieldy, expensive diagnostic lab -- by miniaturizing it to the size of a chip.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biology; engineering; invention; microbiology; TED2010; 2010
|Paul Moller on the Skycar - TED.com|
Paul Moller talks about the future of personal air travel -- the marriage of autos and flight that will give us true freedom to travel off-road. He shows two things he's working on: the Moller Skycar (a jet + car) and a passenger-friendly hovering disc.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; design; engineering; invention; technology; transportation; 2004
|Leah Buechley: How to “sketch” with electronics - TED.com|
Designing electronics is generally cumbersome and expensive -- or was, until Leah Buechley and her team at MIT developed tools to treat electronics just like paper and pen. In this talk from TEDYouth 2011, Buechley shows some of her charming designs, like a paper piano you can sketch and then play.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; design; engineering; innovation; invention; play; youth; TEDYouth; 2011
|Aubrey de Grey says we can avoid aging - TED.com|
Cambridge researcher Aubrey de Grey argues that aging is merely a disease -- and a curable one at that. Humans age in seven basic ways, he says, all of which can be averted.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; aging; biotech; disease; engineering; future; health care; science; technology; transhuman; 2005
|Adam Sadowsky engineers a viral music video - TED.com|
The band "OK Go" dreamed up the idea of a massive Rube Goldberg machine for their next music video -- and Adam Sadowsky's team was charged with building it. He tells the story of the effort and engineering behind their labyrinthine creation that quickly became a YouTube sensation.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; arts; engineering; entertainment; music; physics; video; TEDxUSC; 2010
|George Dyson at the birth of the computer - TED.com|
Historian George Dyson tells stories from the birth of the modern computer -- from its 17th-century origins to the hilarious notebooks of some early computer engineers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; computers; engineering; history; library; military; science; software; technology; 2003
|Bertrand Piccard's solar-powered adventure - TED.com|
For the dawn of a new decade, adventurer Bertrand Piccard offers us a challenge: Find motivation in what seems impossible. He shares his own plans to do what many say can't be done -- to fly around the world, day and night, in a solar-powered aircraft.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; aircraft; engineering; green; technology; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Kwabena Boahen on a computer that works like the brain - TED.com|
Researcher Kwabena Boahen is looking for ways to mimic the brain's supercomputing powers in silicon -- because the messy, redundant processes inside our heads actually make for a small, light, superfast computer.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; brain; complexity; computers; design; engineering; science; technology; visualizations; 2007
|Péter Fankhauser: Meet Rezero, the dancing ballbot - TED.com|
Onstage at TEDGlobal, Péter Fankhauser demonstrates Rezero, a robot that balances on a ball. Designed and built by a group of engineering students, Rezero is the first ballbot made to move quickly and gracefully -- and even dance.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; design; engineering; robots; technology; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
|Todd Kuiken: A prosthetic arm that "feels" - TED.com|
Physiatrist and engineer Todd Kuiken is building a prosthetic arm that connects with the human nervous system -- improving motion, control and even feeling. Onstage, patient Amanda Kitts helps demonstrate this next-gen robotic arm.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; design; engineering; invention; medicine; prosthetics; science; technology; 2011
|Robert Lang folds way-new origami - TED.com|
Robert Lang is a pioneer of the newest kind of origami -- using math and engineering principles to fold mind-blowingly intricate designs that are beautiful and, sometimes, very useful.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; design; engineering; math; origami; space; TED2008; 2008
|Natalie Jeremijenko: The art of the eco-mindshift - TED.com|
Natalie Jeremijenko's unusual lab puts art to work, and addresses environmental woes by combining engineering know-how with public art and a team of volunteers. These real-life experiments include: Walking tadpoles, texting "fish," planting fire-hydrant gardens and more.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Business Innovation Factory; TED; Talks; art; arts; collaboration; design; engineering; environment; performance art; technology; 2009
|Arthur Ganson makes moving sculpture - TED.com|
Sculptor and engineer Arthur Ganson talks about his work -- kinetic art that explores deep philosophical ideas and is gee-whiz fun to look at.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; art; arts; design; engineering; entertainment; humor; philosophy; 2004
|Nina Tandon: Could tissue engineering mean personalized medicine? - TED.com|
Each of our bodies is utterly unique, which is a lovely thought until it comes to treating an illness -- when every body reacts differently, often unpredictably, to standard treatment. Tissue engineer Nina Tandon talks about a possible solution: Using pluripotent stem cells to make personalized models of organs on which to test new drugs and treatments, and storing them on computer chips. (Call it extremely personalized medicine.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biology; engineering; health care; medical research; medicine; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Yves Behar's supercharged motorcycle design - TED.com|
Yves Behar and Forrest North unveil Mission One, a sleek, powerful electric motorcycle. They share slides from distant (yet similar) childhoods that show how collaboration kick-started their friendship -- and shared dreams.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; cars; design; engineering; green; transportation; 2009
|Tal Golesworthy: How I repaired my own heart - TED.com|
Tal Golesworthy is a boiler engineer -- he knows piping and plumbing. When he needed surgery to repair a life-threatening problem with his aorta, he mixed his engineering skills with his doctors' medical knowledge to design a better repair job.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; engineering; health; innovation; medicine; science; technology; TEDxKrakow; 2011
|Eric Giler demos wireless electricity - TED.com|
Eric Giler wants to untangle our wired lives with cable-free electric power. Here, he covers what this sci-fi tech offers, and demos MIT's breakthrough version, WiTricity -- a near-to-market invention that may soon recharge your cell phone, car, pacemaker.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2009; TED; Talks; engineering; entrepreneur; future; science; technology; 2009
|Tom Shannon's anti-gravity sculpture - TED.com|
Tom Shannon shows off his gravity-defying, otherworldly sculpture -- made of simple, earthly materials -- that floats and spins like planets on magnets and suspension wire. It's science-inspired art at its most heavenly.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; TED Prize; art; arts; design; engineering; space; 2003
|Erik Schlangen: A "self-healing" asphalt - TED.com|
Paved roads are nice to look at, but they’re easily damaged and costly to repair. Erik Schlangen demos a new type of porous asphalt made of simple materials with an astonishing feature: When cracked, it can be “healed” by induction heating. (Filmed at TEDxDelft.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; demo; engineering; invention; science; technology; urban planning; TEDxDelft; 2012
|Amos Winter: The cheap all-terrain wheelchair - TED.com|
How do you build a wheelchair ready to blaze through mud and sand, all for under $200? MIT engineer Amos Winter guides us through the mechanics of an all-terrain wheelchair that’s cheap and easy to build -- for true accessibility -- and gives us some lessons he learned along the road.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; design; development; disability; engineering; innovation; invention; physics; poverty; science; TEDxBoston 2012; 2012
|Rory Sutherland: Sweat the small stuff - TED.com|
It may seem that big problems require big solutions, but ad man Rory Sutherland says many flashy, expensive fixes are just obscuring better, simpler answers. To illustrate, he uses behavioral economics and hilarious examples.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; design; economics; engineering; politics; TEDSalon London 2010; 2010
|Saul Griffith's kites tap wind energy - TED.com|
In this brief talk, Saul Griffith unveils the invention his new company Makani Power has been working on: giant kite turbines that create surprising amounts of clean, renewable energy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; alternative energy; energy; engineering; environment; future; TED2009; 2009
|Nikolai Begg: A tool to fix one of the most dangerous moments in surgery - TED.com|
Surgeons are required every day to puncture human skin before procedures — with the risk of damaging what's on the other side. In a fascinating talk, find out how mechanical engineer Nikolai Begg is using physics to update an important medical device, called the trocar, and improve one of the most dangerous moments in many common surgeries.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Surgery; engineering; invention; medicine; product design; TEDxBeaconStreet 2013; 2013
|Christien Meindertsma: How pig parts make the world turn - TED.com|
Christien Meindertsma, author of "Pig 05049" looks at the astonishing afterlife of the ordinary pig, parts of which make their way into at least 185 non-pork products, from bullets to artificial hearts.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2010; TED; Talks; book; business; consumerism; design; engineering; food; medicine; product design; 2010
|David Hanson: Robots that "show emotion" - TED.com|
David Hanson's robot faces look and act like yours: They recognize and respond to emotion, and make expressions of their own. Here, an "emotional" live demo of the Einstein robot offers a peek at a future where robots truly mimic humans.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; demo; design; engineering; entertainment; robots; technology; TED2009; 2009
|Bruce Feiler: Agile programming -- for your family - TED.com|
Bruce Feiler has a radical idea: To deal with the stress of modern family life, go agile. Inspired by agile software programming, Feiler introduces family practices which encourage flexibility, bottom-up idea flow, constant feedback and accountability. One surprising feature: Kids pick their own punishments.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; culture; engineering; parenting; software; youth; TEDSalon NY2013; 2013
|Shubhendu Sharma: How to grow a tiny forest anywhere - TED.com|
A forest planted by humans, then left to nature’s own devices, typically takes at least 100 years to mature. But what if we could make the process happen ten times faster? In this short talk, eco-entrepreneur (and TED Fellow) Shubhendu Sharma explains how to create a mini-forest ecosystem anywhere.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; TED Fellows; engineering; garden; nature; open-source; trees; TED2014; 2014
|Neil Gershenfeld on Fab Labs - TED.com|
MIT professor Neil Gershenfeld talks about his Fab Lab -- a low-cost lab that lets people build things they need using digital and analog tools. It's a simple idea with powerful results.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; computers; culture; engineering; invention; materials; science; social change; technology; third world; 2006
|Amy Smith shares simple, lifesaving design - TED.com|
Fumes from indoor cooking fires kill more than 2 million children a year in the developing world. MIT engineer Amy Smith details an exciting but simple solution: a tool for turning farm waste into clean-burning charcoal.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; Featured; MacArthur grant; alternative energy; death; design; engineering; global issues; haiti; industrial design; invention; 2006
|David Keith's unusual climate change idea - TED.com|
Environmental scientist David Keith proposes a cheap, effective, shocking means to address climate change: What if we injected a huge cloud of ash into the atmosphere to deflect sunlight and heat?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; china; climate change; engineering; global issues; science; technology; TEDSalon 2007 Hot Science; 2007
|Burt Rutan sees the future of space - TED.com|
In this passionate talk, legendary spacecraft designer Burt Rutan lambasts the US government-funded space program for stagnating and asks entrepreneurs to pick up where NASA has left off.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; NASA; aircraft; business; design; engineering; entrepreneur; flight; industrial design; invention; rocket science; science; space; technology; transportation; TED2006; 2006